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Re: @profile everywhere proposal

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:15:27 +0000
Message-ID: <4B83AABF.8040000@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
On 23/02/2010 10:07, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 23.02.2010 10:57, Martin McEvoy wrote:
>> On 22/02/2010 23:08, Ben Adida wrote:
>>> On 2/19/10 1:19 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>>>> Julian, Tantek and I will be proposing a @profile everywhere spec 
>>>> on the
>>>> HTML WG in the next month. It would be defined for HTML5, but could be
>>>> extended to HTML4.01 and XHTML.
>>>
>>> Is the idea to simply concatenate @profile with the keywords, or does
>>> the profile list a bunch of keywords that can resolve to any URI as
>>> defined by the profile?
>>>
>>> How do we best keep this in sync with the RDFa WG's discussions?
>>>
>>
>> I believe that @profile would be most useful (in RDFa) to define a
>> default vocabulary or namespace.
>>
>> Example
>>
>> <div profile="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
>> typeof="Person">
>> <span property="name">Ben Adida</span>
>> <a rel="homepage" href="http://adida.net/">http://adida.net/</a>
>> </div>
>>
>> It would keep the use of prefixes and the use of xmlns down to a 
>> minimal.
>> I think if RDFa, Microdata and Microformats all adopt the use of
>> @profile in this way they would all have a common ground.
>>
>> Great stuff I think.
>> ...

Hello Julian,

>
> I don't think that use is compatible with @profile as defined and 
> practiced before. For instance, saying
>
>    profile="http://dublincore.org/documents/2008/08/04/dc-html/"
>
> does not imply *anything* about @rel and @class names inside <body>.

Agreed it doesnt. the use of @profile in my example is not intended to 
be retrieved only used "a globally unique name".


Best wishes

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